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Ketostix Results?

PaulaJ

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S: 19st10lb C: 17st9.5lb G: 16st2lb BMI: 41.2 Loss: 2st0.5lb(10.33%)
#1
I know its a bit early in the day for me to be in ketosis (day 1 today!) but just out of curiosity I used a ketostix earlier and was surprised to see that the results showed the 2nd pink from the bottom (trace keytones)

For those of you who use ketostix, does this mean that I'm heading in the right direction and when I am fully in ketosis will they show a darker pink? Surely "trace keytones" means that there are SOME keytones and is encouraging right? :confused:

I'm actually feeling OK today, I have had a strong urge to eat but am focussing on the longer term goal and have been pleasantly surprised at how strong the "NO!" switch in my head has been.

Sending good wishes out to everyone!
Paula
 
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#2
Hi Paula
I have used Ketosticks before and usually you wouldn't be in Ketosis by now especially as you're hungry.
It may just be coincidence and is not a guarantee of going in the right direction, but if you have stuck to the plan then you are heading the right way, if that makes sense. Ketones are a sign of fat burning rather than carb/sugar burning, so you may have had only a few carbs in your diet prior to starting LT.
The pink shouldn't be too dark as this is a sign of not drinking enough fluid, which is very important as Ketosis can lead to kidney stones
Hope that helps, check the net if you're not sure
 

pudge

addicted to minimins!!
S: 16st4lb C: 16st2lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 37.6 Loss: 0st2lb(0.88%)
#3
hey paula and welcome aboard!! glad you have your head in the right frame of mind for the diet!... generally speaking when you enter ketosis you would show between the first two,, not the "no traces" but the two mildly pink ones,,, as angelina said, if your any darker you need to drink some more water to flush the ketones out as i believe i can be quite damaging in the ketones build up. Over the past week or so did you cut down on carbs and sugar? If you did you may be heading into ketosis early, if not then i would just put it aside. But by day 5 you should be comfortably in ketosis ,,so best of luck :) x
 

PaulaJ

Exclamation mark abuser!
S: 19st10lb C: 17st9.5lb G: 16st2lb BMI: 41.2 Loss: 2st0.5lb(10.33%)
#4
Thanks pudge! I didn't consciously cut down on carbs but I did somehow manage to lose 4lbs over Christmas (I have no idea how because I stuffed my face ~ as you do lol!) but I did notice myself not eating as much bread etc tbh I'm not that bothered about my ketostix result was just curious about how it works so I can understand it when I am in ketosis.
I got through day 1 and I am excited about what the future holds, thanks for both of your input :)
Paula
 


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